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Obama Administration Removes Crucial Barrier to Marijuana Research

June 22, 2015 in PERSONAL LIBERTY

By drosenfeld

Big Win for Marijuana Reform Advocates but More Has to Be Done

Senate Hearing on Medical Marijuana Scheduled for Wednesday

In a long-sought move anticipated by many marijuana reform advocates, the White House today announced that it was removing a major obstacle to marijuana research – the Public Health Service (PHS) Review. “This announcement shows that the White House is ready to move away from the war on medical marijuana, and enable the performance of legitimate and necessary research,” said Bill Piper, Director of Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of National Affairs.

June 22, 2015

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Reforming Regressive Regulation to Boost U.S. Economic Growth

June 22, 2015 in Economics

Despite today’s polarized political atmosphere, it is possible to construct an ambitious and highly promising agenda of pro-growth policy reform that can command support across the ideological spectrum.  Such an agenda would focus on policies whose primary effect is to inflate the incomes and wealth of the rich, the powerful, and the well-established by shielding them from market competition. In a new paper, Cato scholar Brink Lindsey identifies four major examples of such “regressive regulation,” and proposes reforms that would open up a new front in the ongoing policy fight.

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Source: CATO HEADLINES